Rhea Dempsey
Birthing Wisdom

Bree Downes


Phone: 0412 504 326
Email: support@vbac.com.au
Website: www.vbac.com.au


I have three divine children that have completely opened my heart to who I am, and to what is possible. My two beautiful boys, whose arrivals took me on a journey through an intervention filled hospital birth, resulting in a Caesarean with my first son. The process of planning a VBAC home birth with my second son, resulting in a hospital transfer and repeat Caesarean.  And my darling daughter, who was lovingly birthed at home after healing so many wounds and going to the deepest parts of my being that I had run from my whole life. This, combined with my training with Rhea Dempsey in 2009, has enabled me to support both pregnant and labouring women in their journey to motherhood.  I have a special interest in VBAC, having experienced and achieved it myself, and I am also passionate about intensive pre-natal preparation. My calling is to provide women with the wisdom, information and power that I wish I had leading into my first son’s arrival.

I am available for private pre-natal education, support at your birth and post-natal assistance. I provide continuous emotional, physical and spiritual support before, during, and after your baby’s birth. I live in the eastern suburbs and am willing to travel up to 1 hour to either your home or hospital birth.

In order to continuously update my skills and knowledge, I regularly attend workshops and seminars. I also have an extensive book and dvd library of birth resources and a comprehensive contact list for anything you may need.

I can also assist you to honour your journey into motherhood in the form of a belly blessing if this calls to you during your pregnancy. Please call or email me to arrange an initial meeting.

“There are no words to describe what you’ve done for me in the short time you have been in my life. Your support, encouragement, love and understanding are invaluable. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this journey so magical”. — Lauren 2009

“How do we begin to thank you for all your support and guidance over the past 8 months! Your heartfelt energy and motherly instincts have helped open my own doorway into motherhood and for that I will be eternally grateful. I feel like you have gone above and beyond in offering your time and energy to us. My pregnancy, blessingway, labour and post natal experiences have been magical and I wouldn’t change them for the world. You have been a fantastic listener and have the ability to read between the lines and say exactly the right thing at the right time. It has been very special indeed to work with someone who is being true to themselves. You are an angel for women.” — Jacqui & Shane 2009

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